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Sharon "Sherry" Metz

Sharon "Sherry" Metz, age 66 of Philip, S.D., died Saturday evening, June 25, 2011, at her home in Philip.

Sharon Lee Andersen was born July 23, 1944, in Chicago, Ill., the oldest of six children born to Carl H. and Marjorie (Ritchey) Andersen. She was raised in Highland, Ind., and graduated from Highland High School in 1962.

She met her husband, Peter Metz, at Madura's Dance Land in Whiting, Ind. They married in 1963 and were married for 48½ happy years. They started out their married lives together in East Chicago, Ind.


Philip area blood drive set for July 12

Out of every 100 people needing blood, more than 50 percent will use type O.

That is the reason the local blood drive is trying to sign up more O-positive and O-negative donors for its upcoming drive. The next Philip area United Blood Services blood drive is scheduled from 10:00 a.m.


Quilts of all kinds needed for Scotty Philip Memorial Quilt Show

As part of the Historic Bad River Trail Scotty Philip Memorial Ride send-off activities July 15-17, a quilt show will be held at the Philip High School gymnasium.

The Philip hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Quilts will also be displayed in the Ft. Pierre/Pierre area July 22-24. Transportation to and from there will be provided.


School board member Bill Slovek done

by Del Bartels

The Haakon School District 27-1 Board of Education meeting Monday, June 20, was the last official meeting of board president Bill Slovek's term.

"It's been fun and a real learning experience. I made more friends," said Slovek. In honor of Slovek's seven years on the school board, he was presented a keepsake pen set by Superintendent Keven Morehart.

The meeting times and dates for the board for the next year do not initially include a monthly meeting at either of the rural schools.